Eureka Springs Travel Guide
Eureka Springs sits in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, with a population of just a couple of thousand. The whole town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Arkansas’ most popular tourist destinations. Visitors have flocked here since Victorian times to soak up the alleged healing minerals emanating from the hills.
The town has been known as a center for holistic healing and natural remedies for centuries. In the 1800s, it was considered to be the very location of the Fountain of Youth. Today people from all over the world come here to get away from everyday life and bask in the utopian atmosphere.
A paradise for outdoor lovers, Eureka Springs is surrounded by miles of lakes and rivers that are home to huge trout. The spectacular setting boasts plenty of caves and waterfalls, and hiking, boating and golf are readily available. Soak in one of the cast iron claw-foot mineral baths before rounding off your day at one of the many bars or nightclubs.
Christ of the Ozarks statue: is seven stories high and one of the town’s most popular attractions.
Thorncrown Chapel: is a beautiful chapel, 48 feet tall with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass.
Sacred Arts Center: exhibits over 1,000 works of religious art with lots of outstanding masterpieces.
The Bible Museum: features one of the largest collections of rare Bible volumes and antique documents in the world, including histories of the English and American bibles.
Berlin Wall: a section of this icon of tyranny stands near the Christ of the Ozarks on the grounds of the Great Passion Play to serve as a symbol for freedom from oppression.
New Holy Land Tour: take the 2-hour, 30-minute tour past replicas of the River Jordan, Golgotha and the Sea of Galilee
Great Passion Play: religious types should not miss the chance to see Christ’s last days on earth reenacted in a huge amphitheatre, with live animals employed in the play.